FBR extended Tax Return Filing Date 2021

FBR extended last date to file tax returns for tax year 2021
  • Minister Shaukat Tarin decided to extend the date considering the constant demands from the business community.
  • The tax collection body had received applications for the extension of the deadline of filing income tax returns for 2021.
  • Earlier, the FBR had said it would not extend the deadline for people seeking to file their income tax returns

Pakistani citizens still have the opportunity to file their income tax returns as the last date for tax returns for 2021 has been extended by by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday extended the date for filing income tax returns for individuals and companies to October 15, 2021.

Earlier, the FBR had said it would not extend the deadline for people seeking to file their income tax returns.

However, keeping in view the demand of the business community and the technical issues faced by the tax filers, the board has extended the last date of filing income tax returns.

The new deadline to file income tax returns is October 15, 2021 according to media sources.

“Individuals and Associations of Persons who were required to file their Income Tax Returns / Statements of final taxation for the Tax Year 2021 which were due on September 30, 2021, but failed to file their Income Tax Returns / Statements, are hereby allowed to file their return by October 15, 2021,”.

Likewise, companies required to file “Returns of Total Income/Statements of final taxation for the Tax Year 2021 which were due on September 30, 2021, but failed to file their Income Tax Returns / Statements, are hereby allowed to file their return by October 15, 2021.”

FBR had received applications for the extension of the deadline of filing income tax returns, and now, the FBR has considered moving the date 15 days forward.

Earlier, the FBR officials had directed concerned commissioners to cooperate with filers, sources said. 

“People who want a 15-day relief will have to either file an application or apply online, ” the FBR had said.

Sources added that aside from those facing hardships, people experiencing technical issues will also be granted an extension to the deadline.

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